Quirky News

  • 16 May 2013, 9:40

Men struggle to cope with 'childbirth' pains

Two men were left screaming in agony after volunteering to 'experience childbirth' by being attached to a labour pains simulator.

Walking confidently into the hospital, one of the men announces to the camera: "According to women, childbirth is the worst kind of pain there is?

"But did you know according to men, women exaggerate everything?"

The words come back to haunt the pair when they are zapped with electrodes to replicate the contractions women experience during childbirth.

As their amused wives look on, the pair grimace as the intensity of the fake labour pains slowly increase.

Covering their faces with pillows, the two men are filmed screaming and kicking their legs in apparent agony.

"That was not good," said one at the end of the ordeal.

"Mum if anything that I just experienced is anywhere close to what I did to you all those years ago, I'm sorry, you're like a superhero!"

The clip has already racked up more than 360,000 hits on YouTube. A video of two Dutch men taking part in a similar stunt has now been viewd by more than 3m people.